Hey and good morning.
Before I finally hop off into bed i just wanted to get this out on the forum and possibly achieve something with this.
As some of you might already picked up, Forza street was released on iOS about two months ago.
For those who don't know, Forza Street is a racing game in the Forza series. The twist though is that the steering of the cars is automatic, you as the player have to hit the gass, break and activate nitro boosts to pick up more speed.
This all next to upgrading your vehicles, taking part and hopefully win events and buy new rides.
currently, the game is not accessible, or let's say, accessible to a small part.
When you drive up to a curve you have a sort of fizzling and wably sound that gets faster when you approach a bend. When the sound stops and you release the gas, the car turns automatically and you hear the tire screetching when that stops, the bend is over and you can hit the gas again.
There is another sound as well, sounding a bit like a scy fy scanner, I suppose that could be the nitro boost reaching max value, but I'm not sure about that yet.
Sadly, that's it with the accidental sound cues, the menu isn't accessible at all, just shows a non existant text field throughout the game.
And here's my hoping coming in.
With the menu narration in Forza Horizon 4, I hope that we could ask Microsoft if they could make the game Voice Over compatible and integrate some more sound cues, for example when a curve ends, when you pass an opponent and so on.
I don't have any contact info for the accessibility staff at Microsoft, but maybe some others on here who are more involved into video game accessibility could jump in and see if they could achieve more.
Here is the link to the App on the iOS appstore, it could be a good idea to drop some ratings for the app and asking that way as well. I don't know if Microsoft reads those ratings, but it could help.
So, here's the link.
Beware the download size, it's about 1.4 Gigabytes.
I think we all can agree upon the fact that we need more higher quality accessible games on the mobile platform and with the games concept beeing generally accessible, here's hope that Forza Street could be one of those games eventually.
We haven't got an accessible racing game on iOS yet, and no, I don't count Blindfold racer as a serius racing game.